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Working with mohair yarn can be a challenge. Because the yarn is so fuzzy and the fibers are clingy, the yarn will stick to itself as you knit, making it almost impossible to rip out. If you do have to rip, slowly unknit the piece stitch by stitch, using a sharp scissor to separate the furry halo if it gets stuck together. But be careful not to cut the core of the yarn!

Here’s a cool video on how silk is made. Check it out! And if you want to learn more, join our Natural History of Knitting Yarn Club. There are a few spots open. We’ll be talking about silk in our next package and more later in the year.  

I have two new patterns and kits! The patterns are on Ravelry and the kits are on Craftsy/Bluprint. Tununak Nachaq Cowl Knitting Kit Have you ever noticed that the lower the temperature falls, the higher our necklines become? That explains why oversized cowl necks are the ultimate accessory during the depths of winter! Tununak Nachaq […]

This Knit Along has concluded. Are you ready for a winter KAL? How it Works Sign up by downloading the Parts Unknown pattern PDF on Ravelry. Use coupon VIKING to get it for free. Follow along in my Ravelry group. If you didn’t pre-order a custom-dyed kit, you can use your own stash yarn or […]

Since we’ll be knitting my Parts Unknown cowl that Dom calls the “Viking Cowl” in January, you might enjoy reading up on vikings and wool ahead of time. To knit from stash, the pattern is free on Knitty but it’ll be really hard to match the color flow, plus the sale of this yarn helps Annie […]

Ready to read and knit again? We’ll be reading Knitting for Anarchists by Anna Zilboorg and knitting my slipper socks from the latest Knitty.I have kits available in two yarn choices: Hand-dyed superwash merino from ModeKnit Yarns and merino/acrylic blend from Valley Yarns. Kits include the pattern and video tutorials, as in all of my […]

Tomorrow is Pi Day, (March 14th, 3/14, 3.14 rounded off from 3.14159…) and we’re starting the Hemisphere Half Pi KAL in my Ravelry group. It’s not to late to join in! The pattern is available on Ravelry and you can stash dive to start right away, or order a kit from Craftsy and start late […]